Vol 18, No 10, October 2014 - Clinical Trials
Unraveling Heart Failure: Looking at an Asian Phenotype
Our hearts are the center of our bodily systems, a vital organ for continuation of human life. Hence, it is a surprise that in Asia, there is actually very little research into the area of heart failure. This compelled KOLs from 11 different regions of Asia to look into studying heart failure in a prospective manner in order to develop some sort of understanding. One of their preliminary observations was that the Asians have a tendency to suffer from heart failure almost ten years in advance of their Western counterparts. We speak to Principal Investigator, Professor Carolyn Lam, to find out about the study and her hopes for the results.
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The Art of Site Selection – How Sites Without Trials Experience Could Help Bolster Study Performance
Site enrollment is the first step to many clinical trials and is often one of the more important step to conducting an effective clinical trial. Often the selection of these sites focus heavily on looking at experienced sites, that is, sites that have had clinical trials previously conducted there. However, there is data that could point to na?ve sites; sites with no prior experience, being able to outperform the experienced sites in site enrollment.
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